3 storylines for the Jets in 2012

LaRon Landry warms up before the game against LaRon Landry warms up before the game against the Giants at Metlife Stadium. (Aug. 18, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty

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WILL THE WILDCAT BE EFFECTIVE?

Tim Tebow's elusiveness makes him the perfect Wildcat weapon. He is built like a linebacker and runs like a fullback, so there's no stopping him when he finds an open lane. Any scheme that could allow Tebow to keep defenses guessing will keep the Jets moving the chains -- no matter how infrequently it's used.

CAN MARK SANCHEZ LEAD A RETURN TO THE PLAYOFFS?

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He has added at least 12 pounds of muscle and has matured this offseason. If Sanchez can handle the arrival of Tebow, he can handle anything. He is not afraid of the big stage, but his success hinges on his protection and the reliability of his targets. Oh yeah, and scoring touchdowns.

IS THE DEFENSE AS GOOD AS IT THINKS IT IS?

Not only is the defense four years deep in Rex Ryan's system, but the Jets have added younger and more athletic pieces. Now the unit, which finished fifth overall last season, has its sights set on reclaiming the top spot again.

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